Category: Fiber

Fiber Optics Market by Fiber Type, Cable Type, Deployment, Application, and Region – Global Forecast to 2027

The fiber optics market is projected to grow from USD 4.9 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 8.2 billion by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.9% from 2022 to 2027.
The growth of this market is driven by factors such as growing internet penetration and data traffic, rising number of data center facilities worldwide, and mounting demand for high bandwidth.

Choosing your network Transceiver

Which Network Transceiver Do you Need? In networking, transceivers are the critical components that
enable data transmission. While transceivers can be embedded into short-reach direct attach copper and optical cables, they offer significant advantages when packaged into pluggable transceiver modules, which support various network speeds and transmission technologies, are compatible with a variety of active network equipment, and offer the benefit of easy plug-and-play deployment and replacement to facilitate upgrades. Pluggable transceivers also feature common copper and fiber connector interfaces to serve as the interface between active equipment and the cabling infrastructure.

Comcast checking out hollowcore fiber

Comcast says it has deployed a 40-km route with hollowcore fiber (in a hybrid cable alongside conventional fiber) from Lumenisity in Philadelphia and has begun evaluating its performance. The U.S. Tier 1 cable MSO says it has already demonstrated the fiber’s ability to support coherent transmission, data rates from 10G to 400G, and single-fiber bidirectional operation.

IEEE P802.3db 100 Gb/s, 200 Gb/s, and 400 Gb/s Short Reach Fiber Task Force completes last draft

The IEEE P802.3db 100 Gb/s, 200 Gb/s, and 400 Gb/s Short Reach Fiber Task Force has completed its last draft, with no changes or new negative votes put forth by the deadline last week. The standard, which covers high-speed interconnect requirements over 50 and 100 m of multimode fiber, is now two steps away from IEEE SA Standards Board approval, which the Task Force vice chair said he hopes the standard will receive this September. Meanwhile, industry has already moved to begin development of the technology necessary to enable even higher transmission rates than those covered in this impending standard.

Belden’s Henry Franc appointed TIA TR-42 committee chair

Belden announced that its noted Technology Solutions Architect, Henry Franc, has been selected to be the chair of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)’s TR-42Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee.
The TR-42 Committee develops and maintains voluntary standards for telecommunications cabling infrastructure in user-owned buildings including commercial, residential, and industrial buildings, health care facilities and data centers.

Worldwide fiber-optic cable shortage looms over 5G, data center infrastructure rollouts

The fiber crunch is here, according to new research from market intelligence analyst Cru Group. A worldwide shortage of fiber-optic cable has driven up product pricing and lengthened lead times on supply, casting a shadow over ambitious industry plans for advanced telecommunications infrastructure rollouts. Governments around the world have set ambitious targets for the rollout of superfast broadband and 5G infrastructure, both of which of course require vast quantities of fiber-optic cable to be laid underground. At the same time, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Facebook owner Meta are in the process of expanding their data center footprints around the world to meet soaring demand, including globe-spanning deployments of subsea fiber-optic cabling. Prices for fiber have now reached their highest level since July 2019. North America has been less severely impacted than Europe, China and India — but that may not be for long.

White Paper: Understanding the Differences Between OM4 and OM5 Multimode Fiber

Multimode fiber is a staple of fiber-optic cable infrastructure in data centers and campus networks. The ISO/IEC 11801 standard defines five classes of multimode fiber: OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4 and OM5. In this white paper, we will review the basics of multimode fiber and the evolution of the different fiber standards. We’ll discuss the differences between OM4 and OM5 and clear up the misconceptions, discussing when OM5 is an appropriate choice and when OM4 will work just fine.